Patriarchal Myths in the Novels of Margaret Atwood: A Critical Study

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  • Miss Huma Research Scholar, Department of English, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, India

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https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i8.10705

Keywords:

Feminism, Myth, Patriarchy

Abstract

The article acquaints and explains the consideration of Margaret Atwood’s novels: ‘Surfacing’ (1972), ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (1985), and ‘The Robber Bride’ (1993), which presents the role of patriarchal myths in the era of post-modern. She tried to represent the situation of women in contemporary society, where society demands mute acceptance from a woman considered as “weaker sex” or “inferior sex”. Feminism both as a concept and a movement has emerged as a reaction against the atrocities of patriarchy. By myth-making, Margaret is testing her identity, perception, recording the world, and value systems projected is the past.

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Published

18-08-2020

How to Cite

Huma, M. (2020). Patriarchal Myths in the Novels of Margaret Atwood: A Critical Study. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(8), 18–28. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i8.10705

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